ENDER’S GAME

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I just finished re-reading my favourite book, Ender’s Game on a whim. If you have not heard of the book, it is one of the top selling (and celebrated) sci-fi books of all time. Call it a classic.

Intense is the word for Ender’s Game. Aliens have attacked Earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans win the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses — and then training them in the arts of war… The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of ‘games’… Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games… He is smart enough to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet?

Why read it again? I went through my old boxes of books to pull out a few books that the boys might like, this one ranked high on the list. I opened it .. started reading a few pages … and couldn’t put it down.

A good read, and there are a few interesting leadership lessons in there too.

Comments

  1. I completely agree it is a stunning book, yet my favourite of Orson Scott Card’s novels is Speaker for the Dead. truely believable but alien aliens and incredibly moving. I want to meet the piggies.

  2. True enough, another great book (As is Ender’s Shadow). You could always stand like a tree for a few hours and see if that works? (smile)

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